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Honoring an Inspiring Legacy with Jewish American Heritage Month

May offers an array of heritages and legacies to celebrate, including that of the Jewish people, as May is Jewish American Heritage Month! It was created to specifically recognize Jews in America and their contributions to the United States.

It's a timely opportunity to celebrate the inspiration, support, and innovation provided by those of Jewish heritage to United States American history, culture, literature and the arts, science, government, and more. 

In 2020, Philadelphia’s National Museum of American Jewish History worked to further evolve Jewish American Heritage Month in order to empower communities across the country to celebrate the inspiring history of Jewish people in America. It is also helping to educate diverse public audiences about Jewish culture and spark crucial conversations about the American Jewish present and future.

Learn more in our Medium post here.


Striving for a Better World with the International Day of Peace

Created by the United Nations in 1981, the International Day of Peace takes place on September 21. The 2023 theme is “Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals.” It’s a call to action that recognizes humanity’s individual and collective responsibility to foster peace, which contributes to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which would create a culture of peace for all.

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Slavery Remembrance Day

Created by UNESCO to memorialize the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade, Slavery Remembrance Day, also known as International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, is observed on August 23 worldwide. Upon this day, it's important that we remember that this observance is not only a reminder of the horrors of slavery as we honor its victims—it's also about our dedication across the globe to ensure that slavery, and the racism that caused it, is abolished once and for all.

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Buffalo Soldiers’ Day

Commemorating the formation of the first Army regiments to include Black Soldiers, Buffalo Soldiers' Day is celebrated annually on July 28, honoring the courageous achievements of over 180,000 Black soldiers, many of whom were enslaved people, who fought bravely with the Union during the Civil War.

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